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Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

World War II drama about a British POW who attempts to escape from captivity several times. Based on the true story of Sergeant Major Charles Coward. Show more

Contributors

Charles Coward:
Dirk Bogarde
Billy Pope:
Alfred Lynch
Unterofficer:
Reginald Beckwith

Yes, Minister

Series 3

Episode 5: The Bed of Nails

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sitcom. Jim is given responsibility for developing a national transport policy.

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Sir Mark Spencer:
Nigel Stock
Undersecretary Roads Division:
Peter Dennis
Writer:
Antony Jay

Duration: 2 hours, 18 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

A German intelligence officer attempts to identify the man responsible for two brutal murders in Nazi-occupied Warsaw and Paris - the evidence points to one of three Nazi generals. Show more

Contributors

General Tanz:
Peter O'Toole
Major Grau:
Omar Sharif
Corporal Hartman:
Tom Courtenay
General Kahlenberge:
Donald Pleasence
Inspector Morand:
Philippe Noiret
General von Seidlitz-Gabler:
Charles Gray
Eleanor von Seidlitz-Gabler:
Coral Browne
Colonel Sandauer:
John Gregson
Field Marshal Rommel:
Christopher Plummer
Producer:
Sam Spiegel
Writer:
Paul Dehn

Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Historical drama set before and during the English Civil War in the 17th century. Charles I and Oliver Cromwell first clash in Parliament before taking to the battlefield. Show more

Contributors

Oliver Cromwell:
Richard Harris
King Charles I:
Sir Alec Guinness
Earl of Manchester:
Robert Morley
Queen Henrietta Maria:
Dorothy Tutin
John Carter:
Frank Finlay
Prince Rupert:
Timothy Dalton
The Earl of Strafford:
Patrick Wymark
Hugh Peters:
Patrick Magee
Sir Edward Hyde:
Nigel Stock
The Earl of Essex:
Charles Gray
Director:
Ken Hughes
Producer:
Irving Allen
Writer:
Ken Hughes

Yes, Minister

Series 2

Episode 7: A Question of Loyalty

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sitcom about a government minister. Hacker must choose between toeing the party line and doing what the Civil Service want him to do. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Betty Oldhan:
Judy Parfitt
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott
Sir Mark Spencer:
Nigel Stock
Writer:
Antony Jay

Duration: 2 hours, 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

WWII classic about a mass escape attempt by Allied POWs from a supposedly escape-proof German camp. Their plan to liberate hundreds of prisoners soon runs into difficulties. Show more

Contributors

Director:
John Sturges
Hilts 'The Cooler King':
Steve McQueen
Hendley 'The Scrounger':
James Garner
Bartlett 'Big X':
Richard Attenborough
Danny 'Tunnel King':
Charles Bronson
Sedgwick 'The Manufacturer':
James Coburn
Blythe 'The Forger':
Donald Pleasence
Ramsey 'The SBO':
James Donald
Ashley-Pitt 'Dispersal':
David McCallum
MacDonald 'Intelligence':
Gordon Jackson
Von Luger 'The Kommandant':
Hannes Messemer
Willie 'Tunnel King':
John Leyton
Ives 'The Mole':
Angus Lennie
Cavendish 'The Surveyor':
Nigel Stock
Werner 'The Ferret':
Robert Graf

The Avengers

Series 4

Episode 24: A Sense of History

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

When the author of a visionary plan to eliminate world poverty is found dead with an arrow in his back, Steed dons his bowler hat to investigate.